Saving for school can be daunting. Whether attending a 2-year program or earning a doctorate, higher education has become increasingly expensive for attendees. Combine that with ever-changing financial aid requirements and student lending rules and you can easily find yourself searching for answers. Let us help you create your savings strategy, whether it be for a child, grandchild, or yourself.

K-12 Programs

Did you know many college savings plans can be used to pay for qualifying K-12 expenses? While originally designed to save for college, Coverdell and 529 plans may also be used to pay for K-12. We can help you determine if either of these plans are right for your family.

College Savings Plans

There’s no wrong way to save money, but understanding all your options is important. From 529 plans, to Coverdell ESAs, to UGMA and UTMA accounts, you have many options, but each has its pros and cons. We can help you unravel the differences and get started on the path to saving.

ABLE Accounts

Also known as 529A accounts, ABLE accounts are designed to save for individuals with disabilities and pay for disability related expenses without losing access to many public benefits. We can help you understand and establish this type of account if right for you or your family.

*Prior to investing in a 529 Plan, investors should consider whether the investor’s or designated beneficiary’s home state offers any state tax or other state benefits such as financial aid, scholarship funds, and protection from creditors that are only available for investments in such state’s qualified tuition program. Withdrawals used for qualified expenses are federally tax free. Tax treatment at the state level may vary. Please consult with your tax advisor before investing.

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